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Typical reply to suppliers inquiry:
I have done some research into all of the header manufacturers that we deal with including Hooker, Hedman, Doug’s, Patriot, and Flowtech. Unfortunately none of these companies currently offer a listing for your 74 model Ranchero with the 351C engine.


That included both 2 & 4V styles.
Funny that the car has manufactured headers on it now, but have not been able to determine mfg or origin.
 

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I just pulled out a 30 year old receipt. The only Super Comp header Hooker made SPECIFICALLY for a 351C/2V headed motor in the Torino/Ranchero chassis was the #6117. It disappeared from their catalog years ago. Had a set in a '74 Torino Sport w/ a 2V head Cleveland.

With Hooker, only, I "believe" the only remaining 2V Cleveland patterns they have remaining in their catalog, specifically for this chassis, are for the 351M/400 motors (taller/wider). You COULD get lucky with one of the Mustang patterns, just be sure before you spend the money.

To the best of my knowledge, the only vendor who builds a SPECIFIC long-tube header for your motor/chassis, is FPA. When you look at their part listing, it says 2V/4V. Doesn't mean it's a single, ready-made part that fits both, but that they'll build them to order for one or the other... whichever you need. Not cheap, but damned good.

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It's really strange that most seem to fit '73 - '74 Torino, but only fit up to the '73 Ranchero. Then the '74 is skipped and they start again with '75 up--
Had the guy from Summit scratching his head over that awhile--
Beginning to think I'll have to keep the rusted ones and re-paint. Would be cheaper anyway. Thanks again
 

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That FordPowertrain link was great. Spoke to the owner, and once I recover from the cost of new pumpkin (500 gears don't work well on the street!!) I'll start saving up for a set. Would love to re-coat the ones I have, but the pitting is excessive.
 
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